Standing on tiptoe, looking over the fence
at the roof of the orangery and the swelling clouds beyond,
lit by the late afternoon sun of a beautiful midsummer day
Photographed 22 June 2015 at 5:00:15 PM
Image and Text © by Merisi
"As far back as the time of the dowager empress Wilhelmine Amalie an orangery garden was established at Schönbrunn which included a hothouse for overwintering the tender citrus trees. In 1754 Franz I Stephan instigated the building of the Orangery by Nicola Pacassi, probably to designs by Nicolas Jadot. One hundred and eighty-nine metres long and ten metres wide, the Schönbrunn Orangery is one of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world the other being at Versailles"
-> Quoted from the homepage of Schloss Schönbrunn: Orangery